The Wiener Lectures

This annual lecture series was established and endowed in 1988 through a gift from Malcolm Hewitt Wiener. The Wiener Lectures are held in the John F. Kennedy, Jr. Forum. Past lectures can be viewed as part of the Forum’s digital archives.

In past years, Wiener Lectures have been presented by:

2014 Henry Paulson, former United States Secretary of the Treasury

2013 Mario Draghi, President, European Central Bank (2011 - )

2012 Jean-Claude Trichet, former President, European Central Bank (2003 – 2011)

2010 Gordon Brown, Former Prime Minister of Great Britain

2009 John Hofmeister, Founder and CEO, Citizens for Affordable Energy

2008 James Kynge, former China Bureau Chief for the Financial Times

2007 Muhammad Yunus, 2006 Nobel Laureate and Founder, Grameen Bank

2006 Pascal Lamy, Director-General, World Trade Organization

2005 Peter Peterson, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce and Co-founder, the Blackstone Group

2005 Martin Wolf, Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator for the Financial Times

Gordon Brown

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"These are global problems that can only be dealt with by global coordinated solutions."
Gordon Brown, Wiener Lecture, September 23, 2010.

Muhammad Yunus

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"Poverty is not the fault of the people. It is the fault of the system we all created."
Muhammad Yunus, Wiener Lecture, October 13, 2007.